Friday, October 19, 2007

Do It Yourself Heart Advice

Buy a blood pressure pump or electronic device to monitor your blood pressure once a month. Check your heart rate at times during exercise, like right after you have exerted yourself the most. If you just finished running on an incline on the treadmill, for instance, and your measure your heart rat at your wrist to be 118 beats per minutes, that is fantastic! It could mean you have a strong stroke volume. Your heart muscle has been built up efficiently form all of your hard work, and one of its pumps is sufficient to get blood to all of your body quickly, so that it does not need to beat as often.

Measure your heart rate by using your first two fingers on a prominent vein of the opposite wrist and looking at a watch or clock with second hands or digits. Count how many heart beats you feel in 10 seconds, and multiply by six for the amount of heart beats per minute.

My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on and If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories. These two books are on my Web site

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